Lyman Estate
185 Lyman Street, Waltham, MA

Lyman Estate

185 Lyman Street
Waltham, MA 02452
Lyman Estate, Waltham — Experience the grandeur of a bygone era by hosting your celebration at the historic Lyman Estate. Set amidst extensive lawns and perennial gardens, the mansion offers an elegant and gracious setting for: 

Weddings 
Anniversary Parties 
Birthday Parties 
Reunions 

The availability of indoor and outdoor areas gives you maximum flexibility in planning your party. Enjoy a cocktail hour in the garden. Dine al fresco on the covered veranda overlooking the landscaped grounds. Host intimate dinner parties in antique-filled parlors. Dance in the magnificent ballroom where the waltz was introduced to Boston society.
185 Lyman Street
Waltham, MA 02452

Maximum Capacity: 150 people
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Experience the grandeur of a bygone era by hosting your celebration at the historic Lyman Estate. Set amidst extensive lawns and perennial gardens, the mansion offers an elegant and gracious setting for:

Weddings
Anniversary Parties
Birthday Parties
Reunions

The availability of indoor and outdoor areas gives you maximum flexibility in planning your party. Enjoy a cocktail hour in the garden. Dine al fresco on the covered veranda overlooking the landscaped grounds. Host intimate dinner parties in antique-filled parlors. Dance in the magnificent ballroom where the waltz was introduced to Boston society.

Six rooms are used for your party. The oval parlor with its original, hand-carved woodwork. A dramatic Victorian library. The east parlor and the dining room, where light streams in through bay windows. The ballroom, with its crystal chandeliers, classical columns and marble fireplace. A grand staircase with a Palladian window provides a perfect spot for photographs. On the second floor, there is a beautifully furnished changing room. The mansion is fully air conditioned.

Your rental gives you use of the mansion and the grounds. In fact, think of the Lyman Estate as your home for the day. We invite you to schedule a visit to the Lyman Estate and meet with one of our knowledgable event coordinators.

The Lyman Estate is a National Historic Landmark located in Waltham, Massachusetts. The Estate, also known as "The Vale" is available to rent for weddings and private functions. The facility sits on 37 acres of landscaped grounds and can host up to 175 guests for a reception and 150 guests for a seated event. Your Event Coordinator provide a list of caterers, photographers, musicians, liquor suppliers, and florists.

The Lyman Estate offers a unique and elegant setting for corporate functions such as meetings, parties, retreats and school reunions. During the warmer months, companies may host outings such as barbecues or clambakes and enjoy the extensive lawns for outdoor games. The Lyman Estate is air conditioned.

In addition to 100 white folding chairs and tables in a variety of sizes, we supply a podium and speaker, projection screen and an easel. On weekdays, the Lyman Estate may be rented for small meetings and seminars. The availability of the grand ballroom as well as smaller break-out rooms makes the Lyman Estate a unique and comfortable setting. A podium and speaker, projection screen and an easel are available at no cost.

We invite you to treat your staff and friends to celebrate a memorable holiday occasion at the Lyman Estate. In December, the mansion is magically transformed. Festive wreaths adorn windows, evergreen trees twinkle with lights and mantels brim with ribbons and greenery. Filled with guests, the mansion comes alive with music and merriment.
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Lyman Estate, Waltham — We invite you to treat your staff and friends to celebrate a memorable holiday occasion at the Lyman Estate. In December, the mansion is magically transformed. Festive wreaths adorn windows, evergreen trees twinkle with lights and mantels brim with ribbons and greenery. Filled with guests, the mansion comes alive with music and merriment. The mansion accomodates up to 175 guests for a cocktail party or open house and up to 150 guests for dinner and dancing. The Estate is conveniently located five minutes from Route 128 and has ample free parking. We'll help you select a caterer from our exclusive list to create a delicious and beautifully presented menu. If you prefer, we can handle all of your party planning. We'll help you select a menu from one of our favorite caterers.

Photos published with permission of Lyman Estate

Lyman Estate, Waltham — We invite you to treat your staff and friends to celebrate a memorable holiday occasion at the Lyman Estate. In December, the mansion is magically transformed. Festive wreaths adorn windows, evergreen trees twinkle with lights and mantels brim with ribbons and greenery. Filled with guests, the mansion comes alive with music and merriment.

The mansion accomodates up to 175 guests for a cocktail party or open house and up to 150 guests for dinner and dancing. The Estate is conveniently located five minutes from Route 128 and has ample free parking.

We'll help you select a caterer from our exclusive list to create a delicious and beautifully presented menu. If you prefer, we can handle all of your party planning. We'll help you select a menu from one of our favorite caterers.Lyman Estate, Waltham — Rental fees include: 

Exclusive use of the historic mansion and 37 acres of landscaped grounds. 
Private changing rooms for the bride and groom. 
Expert planning guidance from Lyman event staff. 
Supervisor for the day. 
Assistance with on-site ceremonies. 
Coordination of deliveries. 
Ample onsite parking and parking attendant. 
Use of 100 white folding chairs and 20 round tables. 
One-year Historic New England membership. 
Use of the mansion for formal wedding photography session during weekday business hours or for one additional hour prior to event. 
Air conditioned and handicapped accessible mansion.Lyman Estate, Waltham — Seven rooms are used for your party. The oval parlor with its original, hand-carved woodwork. A dramatic Victorian library. The east parlor and the dining room, where light streams in through bay windows. The ballroom, with its crystal chandeliers, classical columns and marble fireplace. A grand staircase with a Palladian window provides a perfect spot for photographs. On the second floor, there are two beautifully furnished changing rooms. The mansion is fully air conditioned.

Your rental gives you exclusive use of the mansion and the grounds. In fact, think of the Lyman Estate as your home for the day. We invite you to schedule a visit to the Lyman Estate and meet with one of our knowledgable event coordinators.Lyman Estate, WalthamLyman Estate, Waltham — Corporate Events
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The Lyman Estate offers a unique and elegant setting for corporate functions such as meetings, parties, retreats and school reunions. During the warmer months, companies may host outings such as barbecues or clambakes and enjoy the extensive lawns for outdoor games. The Lyman Estate is air conditioned. In addition to 100 white folding chairs and tables in a variety of sizes, we supply a podium and speaker, two projection screens and an easel.Lyman Estate, Waltham — The Lyman Estate, also known as The Vale, was built in 1793 by wealthy shipping magnate Theodore Lyman. Originally used as a summer home, the Federal-style mansion was designed by renowned Salem architect Samuel McIntire. The Estate remained in the Lyman family until 1952, when the five Lyman heirs donated it to the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, now known as Historic New England. The property is now a National Historic Landmark and is available for rental for weddings and private parties.Lyman Estate, WalthamLyman Estate, WalthamLyman Estate, WalthamLyman Estate, WalthamLyman Estate, WalthamLyman Estate, Waltham — When you really want to get away...

Maximum capacity: 50

On weekdays, the Lyman Estate may be rented for small meetings and seminars. The availability of the grand ballroom as well as smaller break-out rooms makes the Lyman Estate a unique and comfortable setting. A podium and speaker, two projection screens and an easel are available at no cost.

Our staff is experienced in event planning and will assist you with the arrangements. We'll help you select a caterer from our exclusive list to create a delicious and beautifully presented menu. If you prefer, we can handle all of your party planning. We'll help you select a menu from one of our favorite caterers.Lyman Estate, WalthamLyman Estate, WalthamLyman Estate, WalthamLyman Estate, WalthamLyman Estate, Waltham
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5/17/2010

"Was the first", autumn827 from Framingham, Massachusetts
My husband and I were the first to be married at this place back in 1974. We had a blast and what a beautiful place
Event Spaces
AlcovePhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 16 people
Alcove, Lyman Estate, Waltham

Photos published with permission of Lyman Estate

The Alcove in the Lyman Estate mansion can seat up to 16 people at two 48-inch tables.
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Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 16 People
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
Dining RoomPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 26 people 437 sq ft 40.6 sq meter
East ParlorPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 32 people 437 sq ft 40.6 sq meter
Grand BallroomPhotos Available
Ballroom Max Capacity: 90 people 800 sq ft 74.3 sq meter
LibraryPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 16 people 396 sq ft 36.8 sq meter
Mansion and GroundsPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 175 people
Meeting RoomPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 50 people
Oval ParlorPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 32 people 432 sq ft 40.1 sq meter
Party AreaPhotos Available
General Event Space
VerandaPhotos Available
Outdoor Venue Max Capacity: 64 people
Wedding AreaPhotos Available
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